Carina Clare


Carina is instructed to defend and prosecute a broad variety of criminal offences including serious violence, sexual offences, drugs, dishonesty and road traffic. She has a busy and varied practice in the Crown Court and has also represented clients in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).

She is regularly instructed in confiscation and civil forfeiture proceedings.

Carina acts on behalf of local authorities in environmental, health and safety and trading standards.

Carina has extensive experience within the criminal justice system. Before joining chambers, Carina was employed at several reputable criminal defence solicitors' firms, where she was police station accredited. Notably, she assisted in the POCA proceedings following Britain's largest mortgage fraud and in the preparation of the successful defence in R v Jacobs, tried in 2014 (the 1985 murder of PC Blakelock).

In 2012, she spent four months working on the prosecution of the former political leaders of the Khmer Rouge for genocide and crimes against humanity at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.




BPTC (BPP) London 2011-2012
GDL (BPP) London 2010-2011
BSc (Hons) (2:1) Economics and Economic History (Warwick University 2006-2009)
2014-2015 - Ann Goddard Scholarship
2012-2013 Overseas Internship Scholarship - Intern for ECCC, War crimes trials in Cambodia BPTC Award 2011-2012

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Called to the Bar 2012
Gray's Inn

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